In a story for People Magazine that is on stands now, Alessandra traveled around the Untied States to photographed six subjects whose lives are marked by gun violence. The story attempts to explain the unexplainable, parsing the questions left by these awful tragedies, while Alessandra’s images display the sadness and humanity of those involved.
Alessandra has been around the world for Starwood Group this year but she has also been shooting editorial stories stateside. Below are images from three of these stories. Alessandra shot Laura Bush in her Texas home. People magazine commissioned her to capture images of John Bennett Ramsey, father of murdered child beauty queen, JonBenét Ramsey and for Real Simple she shot author and pie maker Beth M. Howard.
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Early this year, Alessandra was commissioned to shoot members of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program in Miami & Puerto Rico. Alessandra has already been working with Starwood to update the look of SPG’s photos in their collateral. Each image shows a Real SPG member or members, shot in their preferred hotel. The personality of each hotel and the SPG member is reflected through of the photograph.
The images shown here are part two of this collaboration, featuring hotels in Miami and Puerto Rico. Stay tuned for part three, which will feature locations in China, Japan & Singapore.
Alessandra was recently commissioned to shoot David Droga CCO of Droga5 and Abbe Raven, CEO of A&E by Adweek. The story, entitled “The Givers,” highlights executives who give back while corporate charitable donations are generally on the decline.
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We are pleased to announce that Alessandra Petlin will be partnering with the charitable organization Kids of Kathmandu to help fund “The enLIGHTen Project.” In this two part event, photographs from Nepal as well as uniquely designed lighting fixtures will be on display. All items will be available for silent auction to help fund an initiative to build solar panels for an orphanage in Nepal. Tickets are not on sale yet, but check back here or the “Kids of Kathmandu” website for updates. Click the image below to get a better view of the invites.
We’re very excited to announce a new collaboration between Alessandra Petlin and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Alessandra worked with Starwood to update the look of their preferred guest program, SPG, to celebrate new benefits for members. Real SPG members were cast and then paired with featured hotels. The members were shot in actual hotel rooms and highlight the personality of both the member and the particular hotel.
The images shown here are part one of this collaboration, featuring New York City hotels. Stay tuned for part two, which will feature resort locations in Miami and Puerto Rico.
In addition to the print ad Alessandra photographed for GE, she also photographed 10 real GE employees around plants in Durham, NC and Greenville, SC. The images will be used for a website gallery showcasing the human face of GE plant workers.
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This month marks the 10 year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Every life in this country was deeply effected by these monumental events, but for many, experiences played out through the sights and sounds of screen and print. In this time of remembrance, Newsweek commissioned Alessandra Petlin to re-photograph subjects captured in some of the most iconic images from this tragic milestone. By showing a reflective yet driven world view, Petlin examines where we have been and where we are headed through her photographs of some we all have grown to know.
Martin Schoeller and Alessandra Petlin were commissioned by BBDO to shoot real GE employees in their research facilities across the Eastern Seaboard. The campaign highlights the significance of the employee and the importance of their work. Posing them to suggest their almost supernatural powers, both photographers aimed to celebrate the worker’s contribution to the advancement of GE’s technological research.
Alessandra Petlin traveled to SXSW in Austin, Texas to catch up with Foo Fighter and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. The shoot for The Sunday Telegraph magazine “Seven” spanned 2 days and even involved some forthcoming shots of the Foo Fighters in concert. Check back to see more.
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